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Bewitching and beguiling, this recipe for cauldron cake is irresistible and perfect for you Halloween sweet tooth!
What Are Cauldron Cakes?
Most people know cauldron cakes as something from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If memory serves, cauldron cakes were something the kids enjoyed at hogwarts during their holiday feast. (I could have that part wrong, it’s been a while since I read the books or watched the movies. I believe they were also sold at Honeydukes.) They are basically cake in a cauldron. Think of this as more as small mug cakes or small chocolate cupcakes, baked in a silicon cauldron. Something fun for Halloween!
What Does A Cauldron Cake Taste Like?
In this case, it tasted like chocolate, chocolate chip cake! It has all the goodness of regular chocolate cake with chocolate chips added in. Delish!
How Much Time Will You Need To Make Cauldron Cakes?
In this case, not much. This is similar to making a 5 minute mug cake. You just mix everything together in a bowl, spoon it into the silicone caudrons and bake it. The baking is what takes the longest. The batter only took me about 5 minutes to whip up.
What Equipment Will You Need To Make Cauldron Cakes?
This recipe is formulated to be baked in small containers. If you were to bake the cake all together in a larger container (for a single cake), not only would you have a very small cake, but it wouldn’t bake properly if it was too thick. So for this recipe, I used these silicone cauldrons from Michael’s. They have three little legs and a cauldron handle (or handles, depending on which type you buy).
Can You Decorate These Cauldron Cakes?
You can! The easiest way is to make a simple buttercream frosting and pipe it through a piping bag. You can also make some whipping cream and do the same. Add sprinkles or more chocolate chips for decoration. Some folks will even use marshmallow fluff or other sweets as toppings. The choice is yours.
How To Serve Cauldron Cake
You can simply serve this sweet treat with a spoon and eat it directly from the cauldron. You can also serve it with a scoop of ice cream.
Ingredients For Cauldron Cake
Oat flour – If you need this to be gluten-free, make sure you purchase gluten-free oat flour. The package will be labeled as such. And if you can’t find oat flour in your area, you can easily grind up oats with a dry blender. Again, purchase gluten-free oats if needed.
Unsweetened cocoa powder – You can use cacao powder if you prefer. Just make sure it’s unsweetened.
Granular sweetener – I used xylitol because that’s what works best for my blood sugar. But examples of clean sweeteners would be Sucanat, coconut sugar or monk fruit.
Salt – I used pink Himalayan salt, but use whatever you normally cook or bake with.
Baking powder – Make sure it’s on the newer side, or it won’t properly do its job. Do not use baking soda. They are not the same thing.
Dark chocolate chips – I used the sugar-free chips from whole foods. The 365 brand. But Lily’s or Enjoy Life are also good brands, depending on what you try to avoid in your eating plan. Each brand has a differrent focus. I enjoy the Lily’s stevia sweetened chocolate chips as well.
Oil – I used coconut oil, but you can use pretty much any light-flavored oil.
Milk – I used oat milk, but any milk will do. The only milk I would avoid here is coconut milk, unless you like a bit of coconut flavor in your chocolate cake. In that case, go for it.
Vanilla extract – This is optional. I did not use it, but some folks may prefer it in this recipe. You can add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the batter.
How To Make Cauldron Cake
Here’s how to make these delicious, quick-n-easy Halloween treats!
Preheat the oven to 400° F. and set your silicone cauldrons on a baking pan. Then prep your ingredients, starting with the dry ingredients. Place everything but the chocolate chips in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
Now stir in the chocolate chips. Stir well to coat them in flour.
Then add the oil and milk.
Whisk or stir together all the ingredients until well combined.
Spoon the batter into the silicone cauldrons.
Bake for 50 – 60 minutes. It’s done when a toothpick pulls out clean (unless you hit a melted chocolate chip) Cool a bit and serve with a spoon!
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- 3 silicon cauldrons
- ¼ cup oat flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup granular sweetener
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips (+ extra for garnish – optional)
- 2 tbsp. oil
- ⅓ cup milk
- Preheat the oven to 400° F. and set your silicone cauldrons on a baking pan. Then prep your ingredients, starting with the dry ingredients. Place everything but the chocolate chips in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
- Now stir in the chocolate chips. Stir well to coat them in flour.
- Then add the oil and milk.
- Whisk or stir together all the ingredients until well combined.
- Spoon the batter into the silicone cauldrons.
- Bake for 50 – 60 minutes. It's done when a toothpick pulls out clean (unless you hit a melted chocolate chip) Cool a bit and serve with a spoon!
I'm Tiffany, a cookbook author, food lover, mom, and writer for MSN and the AP Newswire.
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